EMPLOYING INDIA'S RURAL POOR. 3/18, 9:30-11:00am. Sponsor: Carnegie (CEIP). Speakers: Milan Vaishnav, associate in the South Asia Program at CEIP; Eduardo Zepeda, inter-regional policy coordinator of the Development Policy and Analysis Division in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations; and Selim Jahan, director of the Poverty Group at the United Nations Development Program.
OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO PEACE. 3/18, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the RAND Corporation. Speakers: James Dobbins, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND National Defense Research Institute; and Laurel Miller, professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School; William Durch, senior associate at the Stimson Center; Joe Collins, professor of National Security Strategy in the National War College at National Defense University; and Paul Hughes, senior adviser for international security and peacebuilding at USIP.
ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FIRST VISIT TO ISRAEL AS PRESIDENT. 3/18, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: AEI. Speaker: Danielle Pletka, AEI vice president of foreign and defense studies and former Senate Foreign Relations Committee senior professional staff member.
THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF THE GULF. 3/18, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speaker: General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Webcast.
THE MEASURE OF CIVILIZATION: HOW SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DECIDES THE FATE OF NATIONS. 3/18, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: World Bank. Speakers: author, Ian Morris, Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History, Stanford University; Zia Qureshi, Director of Strategy and Operations, Development Economics, World Bank.
OBAMA TO THE MIDDLE EAST: EXPECTATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS. 3/18, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP). Speakers: Dennis Ross, counselor to WINEP; Michael Singh, managing director at WINEP; David Makovsky, director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at WINEP.
MR. PUTIN: OPERATIVE IN THE KREMLIN. 3/18, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center. Speakers: author, Clifford Gaddy, senior fellow at the Brookings Institutions Center on the United States and Europe. Location: Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 6th Floor Auditorium. Contact: 691-4100, .
THE INSURGENTS: DAVID PETRAEUS AND THE PLOT TO CHANGE THE AMERICAN WAY OF WAR. 3/18, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: Cato. Speakers: author Fred Kaplan; Spencer Ackerman, national security correspondent at Wired; Christopher Preble, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at Cato; Janine Davidson, assistant professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University.
PRINTING PRESSURE: GLOBAL CURRENCY WAR AND THE GLOBAL RECOVERY. 3/18, 2:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: AEI. Speakers: Jeffrey Frankel, Kennedy School, Harvard University; Anne Krueger, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; John Makin, AEI; Alberto Musalem, Tudor Capital Management; Desmond Lachman, AEI.
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S MIDDLE EAST TRIP: ARE THE LIGHTS BLINKING RED? 3/18, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: Heritage. Speakers: Mary Habeck, associate professor of strategic studies at John Hopkins' School for Advanced International Studies; James Phillips, senior research fellow for Middle East affairs at the Heritage Foundation; Kenneth Katzman, specialist in Middle Eastern affairs at the Congressional Research Service; Steven Bucci, director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation.
THE DIPLOMATIC CAMPAIGN IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN. 3/18, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: Carnegie. Speaker: Marc Grossman, vice chairman of The Cohen Group and former special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; and Jessica Mathews, president of CEIP.
STALIN'S DECISION FOR WAR IN KOREA. 3/18, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center (WWC). Speaker: Samuel Wells, WWC senior scholar.
THROUGH A SCREEN DARKLY: POPULAR CULTURE, PUBLIC DIPLOMACY, AND AMERICA'S IMAGE ABROAD. 3/18, 5:30-7:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: AEI. Speakers: Martha Bayles, author; and Karlyn Bowman, AEI senior fellow.
BRINGING MULLIGAN HOME: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GOOD WAR. 3/18, 7:00-8:30pm. Sponsor: Politics and Prose Bookstore. Speaker: Dale Maharidge, author.